Healthy and Delicious Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are delicious. Have you ever had one?

They’re usually full of battered and deep fried fish and smothered in some sort of creamy white sauce…mmm. It sounds really good, and it IS.

It is amazing to me how something so healthy and delicious can be turned into something so evil-and quickly! Fish is good for you and we should all be eating more of it. The thing is, a lot of people are scared of cooking fish or simply just don’t like it. So they turn to food like fish tacos and assume they’re having something healthy and they’ve got their healthy fats for the week! Nope.

Plus the general public has been told to be scared of fish by the whole mercury thing. I get it-you don’t want to get mercury poisoning. But let’s be honest…how often do you eat fish? And how often are you eating shark? Mackerel? P.S. Those are high in mercury. No, you’re eating tilapia, haddock or salmon, right? Well, no worries. Eating the occasional piece of salmon won’t get you poisoned. Relax. And have these tacos!20140904_170947

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • 2 Haddock fillets (or whatever firm white fish you have)
  • 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • Fresh baby salad greens

Salsa:

  • 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 small Vidalia onion, diced
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • handful cilantro, chopped

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • salt and pepper20140904_170942

Make sauce. Mix everything together in a bowl and set aside.

Make salsa. Mix everything together in a bowl and set aside. It’s really good cold, so in the fridge is a good idea.

Mix the old bay seasoning and flour. Set up an assembly line. One plate, flour. One bowl, egg. One plate, bread crumbs.  Feel free to season those bread crumbs with a little salt and pepper. Get your pan medium-hot with a little olive oil or a great oil for high heat-coconut oil. Dredge your fillet in flour, then egg and then the bread crumbs. Put in the pan. A few minutes each side. Let it get nice and crispy. Repeat with fillet number two.

Now put it all together! Get out your tortilla, smother it with some of that sauce, top with half of a fish fillet, some salsa and lettuce. And then ENJOY SOME FISH.

And the only poisoning you’ll get from these babies is the hankering for more. So have another! You’ve made enough.

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